Due to the on-going Corona virus situation, a huge number of Folk Concerts and Festivals have unfortunately had to be cancelled resulting in a huge loss of income for musicians and performers. Many are finding innovative ways of taking their music on-line. Some of these events are ticketed, some are free and some invite donations.
Please keep an eye on Mardles Facebook page as some Artistes are putting details of online events direct on there.
See below for Online Events and Online Events Diary
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Enjoy our music and keep safe and well
Simon Care - Simon Care's Musical Jukebox.
"I've had a lot of people messaging asking where they can donate etc ... I am incredibly touched by your offers of generosity. I have decided that i am going to try to do 2 live shows a week on Sunday and Wednesday evenings at 6.30 -7.30pm, and I am going to introduce a tip jar for those kind souls that wish to donate. However, as i have already stated, luckily I am in a fortunate position financially at the moment, so at the end of each month I will donate what ever I collect to someone less fortunate than myself. I will continue this for as long as possible, or until i become that less fortunate person. I hope that is ok. See you on wednesday night. Please keep sending your requests of Morris/English ceilidh tunes. Stay safe."
John Spiers is doing "Isolation Pub Sessions" in his shed.
See John's YouTube page HERE
Diary of Online Events
|Sun||17||May||Live show on Richard's Facebook page, Details HERE Free (donations invited for local charity||Richard Digance Sunday Funday Concert|
|Thurs||21||May||Live Lockdown Session from 8.15pm. Details HERE||Waveney Folk Collective|
|Fri||22||May||Hosted by Downend Folk Club Details HERE 8pm||Jackie Oates|
|Fri||22||May||Live Zoom Concert Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. 8-9.15pm details HERE||Martin Simpson|
|Fri||22||May||Chippenham Virtual Folk Festival See FaceBook page HERE Free YouTube Playlist available for a year HERE|
|Sat||23||May||FaceBook live Concert details HERE 7.30pm||Miranda Sykes|
|Sat||23||May||Cambridge Acoustic Nights FaceBook Live 8.30-9.30pm. See HERE for details||Open Stage featuring Bernard Hoskin with support guests|
|Sun||24||May||Live Zoom Concert Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. 7.30-9pm details HERE||Hannah James & Friends|
|Sun||24||May||Sunday Night Lockdown FaceBook Live HERE 7.30pm||Honey and The Bear with Kelly Bayfield|
|Mon||25||May||Folk On Foot Front Room Festival 2 Details on FaceBook page HERE||See FaceBook page for lineup|
|Weds||27||May||Live FaceBook Concert 7.30pm. Free. Tip Jar HERE||GreenMatthews: Lockdown Live|
|Thurs||28||May||Norwich Slow Tune Session Online via Zoom 7.30pm. More information and music to download See website HERE. FaceBook page HERE||
|Fri||29||May||Kitchen Ceilidh. Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. Details HERE 7.30-10pm||Doug Eunson & Sarah Matthews with Caller Martyn Harvey|
|Fri||29||May||Hosted by Downend Folk Club. 8-9pm Details HERE||Edgelarks - Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin|
|Sat||30||May||Live Zoom Concert Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. 7.30-8.15pm details HERE||Vasen - Live from Sweden|
|Fri||5||June||Live Zoom Concert Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. 8.00-9.15pm details HERE||Vicky Swan & Jonny Dyer|
|Tues||23||June||Live Zoom Concert Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. 8.00-9.45pm details HERE||Nancy Kerr & James Fagan|
For those who enjoy a good sing, Steven Taberner (leader Spooky Men) is running his Massive Singlet every week. In fact there are four Singlets. The Massive Singlet is 11am UK time on Tuesday mornings, the Massive Singlet kid's edition is 10am UK time Thursday mornings, the Massive Singlet ukelele edition is 12noon UK time on thursdays & the Massive Black Singlet is 8am UK time Sundays. Occasionally, there is also a Spooky Massive Singlet on Saturday nights. All are free (donation invited) & take place via Zoom. See Massive Singlet.com for details and booking. See also the Massive Singlet FaceBook page (Just don't expect folk music!!)
If you can manage it, please consider buying a CD direct from your favourite artistes website. This will help to support them through this difficult time. Buying direct results in more going to the artiste as streaming websites pay a very small amount per play.